Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Engagement: Pop-Up Public Programming & Storytelling

Type: Panel
Theme: Public Engagement in Geography
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Scheduler ID: THU-050-3:20 p.m.
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM
Room: Napoleon A3, Sheraton, 3rd Floor
Organizers: Derek Alderman
Chairs: Margo Shea


This session is one of several organized for the purpose of providing grounded but critical discussion of public engagement and outreach opportunities, strategies, and challenges. Sessions build upon the experiences of panelists/facilitators and the sharing of perspectives from the audience to create a space where geographers can train each other, trade innovations and ideas, and negotiate practical and even political obstacles to public engagement in geography.

Place-making and the memorial resonance of place are shared, contested and accessible to diverse individuals and groups. Pop-pop programs that engage groups or passers-by can reveal hidden stories, yield important insights, and help build community. Successful pop-up public programming depends on solid practical planning, thoughtful engagement with place and community, and a lot of luck. This session will begin with a discussion of why and when to consider pop-up public programming, followed by a brainstorming session about pop-up themes and activities and will conclude with an on-the-spot pop-up made by and for session participants.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Margo Shea Salem State University 20

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